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4:45 PM ET, July 16, 2020


 Top News: 
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Trump admin orders hospitals to bypass CDC and send COVID-19 info to a database not open to the public, raising questions about reporter and researcher access  —  Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information …
Netflix names Ted Sarandos co-CEO, appoints Chief Product Officer Greg Peters as COO  —  Netflix is promoting its chief content officer Ted Sarandos to co-CEO, the company announced Thursday.  The 20-year Netflix veteran will join current chief executive Reed Hastings in the role.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
McClatchy's average daily operating revenue fell 28% from February to the end of May, showing the challenges that newspapers are facing during the pandemic  —  When McClatchy declared bankruptcy in February, its debts were crushing, but its operating numbers weren't so bad.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR's Q2 radio audience fell ~25% YoY; podcast downloads and app use rose ~25% YoY; NPR on track to make more from underwriting on podcasts than on radio shows  —  Broadcast ratings for nearly all of NPR's radio shows took a steep dive in major markets this spring, as the coronavirus pandemic kept …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
The LA Times has placed sports columnist Arash Markazi on paid leave after employees complained of plagiarism, misrepresentation, and misuse of social media  —  The investigation began after members of the newspaper's sports department sent a letter to management demanding action.  —  MS
Discussion: @vicenews and @kevinmdraper
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: Vox Media is laying off 6% of its workforce, or around 70 people, mostly affecting Curbed, SB Nation, IT and office operations, and events staff  —  Vox Media, whose brands include New York Magazine, Vulture, The Verge and SB Nation, is cutting 6% of its workforce, laying off about 70 employees.
Pew Research Center:
Pew: employment at digital-native outlets rose to 16,000 newsroom staff in 2019, but was still far lower than 34,950 at newspapers or 30,120 at broadcast TV  —  Digital-native news outlets - those “born on the web” - have seen a wave of cuts since the outbreak of the coronavirus as financial troubles continue to roil the news media.
Veronica Penney / New York Times:
Facebook classifies climate change news as opinion, meaning peer-reviewed science, industry statements, and disinformation aren't fact-checked  —  Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers.
Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Six months after launch, news aggregator Knewz has been downloaded 28K times, per Sensor Tower; Google Analytics indicates 4.9M+ monthly unique visitors in June  —  It's been a little under six months since News Corp announced the launch of its news aggregator website and app Knewz (pronounced “news”.)
Discussion: @digiday
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
NewsWhip: among the top 100 articles on Facebook in Q2, coverage of BLM protests and COVID-19 appeared most frequently; NBC and BBC were the top publishers  —  Coverage of Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus pandemic pushed engagement on Facebook to an all-time high this quarter.
Discussion: @paulyq
Kelly McBride / NPR:
NPR's Morning Edition should not have allowed AG Barr to make false statements in a segment on mail-in voting without adding context and fact-checking  —  NPR's four-member “election security team” is responsible for covering all things about American voting, from access, to fraud to innovations and investments in the process.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
The Atlantic estimates events will make up 5-10% of revenue this year vs. 20% they comprised previously, aims to attract 1M attendees to its Atlantic Festival  —  The Atlantic's annual September festival is the brand's largest event of the year, accounting for approximately a third …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Belarus police detain at least 17 journalists covering protests in support of opposition candidates  —  Belarusian authorities should stop harassing, detaining, and charging members of the press covering protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Ad Age:
Dan Peres, former Details editor-in-chief, named editor-in-chief of Ad Age  —  Former Details editor-in-chief will oversee print, digital, social, video, podcasts and events  —  Dan Peres has been named editor-in-chief at Ad Age overseeing editorial across all the publication's expressions …
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Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
TikTok launches a Be Informed campaign featuring videos by popular makers, aimed at educating users on how to recognize misinformation
New York Times:
NYPD proposes changes that would let it suspend reporters' credentials if they're seen as not complying with orders or if they “interfere” with police work
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it will launch Instagram Reels, its answer to TikTok, in the US, UK, Japan, Mexico, and ~50 other countries in the coming weeks
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Casper Star-Tribune will stop Monday and Tuesday print editions, leaving Wyoming as perhaps the first state without a local paper printed on Monday mornings
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Eliana Miller / Poynter:
Some online outlets fail to clearly and uniformly label opinion, leading to reader confusion and complaints over opinions and political agendas in reporting
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Twitter says most verified accounts should be able to tweet again, after limiting the functionality on some verified accounts earlier while investigating hack
Apple updates News to include audio stories on Apple News+, a daily audio news briefing, and curated local news collections in five US cities and regions
Substack Blog:
Substack begins offering legal support to US-based writers with paid subscriptions who publish work that may attract unreasonable legal pressure
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
ViacomCBS fires actor and TV host Nick Cannon, after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Guardian to cut workforce by 12%, with 70 jobs to go in editorial and 110 in commercial roles, as revenues are expected to be down by £25M+ on the year's budget
Laura Wagner / VICE:
New York Times Opinion writer Bari Weiss says she's leaving the paper